Legal Education

Lecturer
Research interests:
Professional Legal Education
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Constitutional Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Aboriginal Legal Service
Lecturer, Migration Law
Research interests:
Immigration, Practicing migration advice, Asian Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights and the Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Wellbeing, Legal Ethics
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Lecturer
Research interests:
Cryonics, Ageing, End-of-Life Law, Human Rights and Older Persons, Succession law, Torts
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Online education, Online assessments, Citizenship, European and comparative law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice, Historical Injustice, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Legal empowerment, Rural Issues, Law and development, Social justice, Advocacy, Lawyers and lawyering, Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession
Lecturer
Research interests:
Lawyers and Emotional Intelligence, Digital Learning, Experiential Learning
Lecturer
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Regulatory theory and practice, Penology and human rights, Asian Law, Plain legal language
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Wellbeing, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Student Cultural Backgrounds
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Professional Identity Formation, Access to Justice, Clinical Legal Education, Family law, family violence, Legal profession
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Labour Law, Rural Issues, Gender, Gender law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering
Lecturer
Research interests:
Law reform, Law and development, Health Justice Partnerships, Legal empowerment, Access to Justice, Social justice, Lawyers and lawyering
Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities
Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Legal Ethics, Family in migration law, Administrative law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Corporate law, Legal personhood, Ethical theory, Corporate ethical agency, Monism, Law reform, legal theory, Systems theory, Legal design
Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing, Representations of the law in pop culture

Latest news

02
Mar
2018
ANU students studying
The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as a leading global university with the latest rankings listing four subjects in the world's top 10, and 13 subjects listed in the top 20 in the world.
01
Mar
2018
Mervyn Knowles
As the long serving second and successor to Sir Robert Garran GCMG KC, Sir George Knowles CBE performed an integral role in the development of the Australian Public Service, the city of Canberra, and Canberra University College.
01
Mar
2018
Katrina Hall
Juris Doctor student Katrina Hall BPLSc (IR) has been awarded the inaugural Kirsten Sjolander Memorial Prize for receiving the highest mark in International Human Rights Law. 
01
Mar
2018
Hannah Dawson
Hannah Dawson has been awarded the King & Wood Mallesons Prize for Law Studies, the Maurice Blackburn Prize for Labour Law and the Sparke Helmore Prize for Equity and Trusts.
01
Mar
2018
Rian Terrell
Rian Terrell has been awarded the Thomas Richards Prize for Current Issues in Administrative Law and the Peggy and Stephen Tang Prize for Financial Markets and Takeovers.

In the Media

01
Mar
2018

Unethical firm climate breeding unhealthier lawyers

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Stephen Tang quoted in Lawyers Weekly

20
Nov
2017

ANU College of Law appoints new dean

is honoured in Lawyers Weekly

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29
Aug
2017

ANU wins more than $1.24 million in New Colombo Plan grants

Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe ANU Newsroom

01
Jun
2017

Technology focus gives law students an edge

Wayne Morgan speaks to The Australian

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19
Dec
2016

Young lawyers help put wellbeing back on the agenda

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe, Stephen Tang speaks to Lawyers Weekly

15
Dec
2015

Team Australia competes in the 2015 Tokyo Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition

Carol Lawson writes in The CIArb Australia News

04
Nov
2015

Will a focus on private investment mean universities can’t fulfil their public role

Margaret Thornton writes in The Conversation

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18
Mar
2015

Public good gets short shrift

Margaret Thornton writes in Canberra Times

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Upcoming events

04
Jul
2018

Law, Love and Revenge: Themes from The Merchant…

Conference banner
9.00AM to 5.00PM

The conference theme is drawn from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, an iconic play that speaks to our times. They may not be ‘the best and worst of times’ but, we all live with great uncertainty, and in parts of the world, seemingly immutable enmities.

23
Apr
2018

Public property: Claiming ownership in the contemporary city

Contemporary cities
12.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Amelia Thorpe, PhD student

Through a detailed examination of PARK(ing) Day, a loosely-organised international event to reclaim street space from cars, this paper highlights the degree to which law depends on its social, material and temporal context.

14
May
2018

National Law Week: Law and justice in your community

Law Week
9.00AM to 5.00PM

National Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia. Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. The theme of Law Week for 2018 is Law and Justice in Your Community.

24
Apr
2018

What to publish: Formulating your research plan

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler
  • Professor James Stellios

This session will assist you to develop a coherent and strategic research plan. What should you write and/or publish and why?

31
May
2018

How and where to publish

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Pauline Ridge
  • Professor Fiona Wheeler

This session will discuss how to identify appropriate publishers/journals and how to maximise the chances of acceptance of your work.

09
Aug
2018

How to research: Methodologies

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Darryn Jenson
  • Professor Mark Nolan
  • Professor Des Manderson

What is it that we do, how do we do it and why? This session discusses different legal research methods, including interpretive legal theory, empirical; and interdisciplinary methods.

27
Sep
2018

With what? Funding your research

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler
  • Professor Andrew Macintosh
  • A/Professor Jeremy Farrall
  • Louise Knox

Obtaining external research funds is important for your career progression and for the success of the College as a whole.

13
Jul
2018

Law graduation ceremony

Graduation reception
10.00AM to 12.00PM

Completing an award at ANU is a significant academic achievement and is rightly celebrated at the University's prestigious Conferring of Awards ceremonies. Conferring of Awards ceremonies are happy, inspiring events that have both formal and symbolic significance.

13
Dec
2018

Law graduation ceremony

Graduation reception
2.00PM to 4.00PM

Completing an award at ANU is a significant academic achievement and is rightly celebrated at the University's prestigious Conferring of Awards ceremonies. Conferring of Awards ceremonies are happy, inspiring events that have both formal and symbolic significance.

Past events

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Recent books

05
Mar
2014
Author(s): Margaret Thornton

State disinvestment in higher education has been a notable characteristic of neoliberalism all over the world and the corporatization of universities has been the typical response. It has led to a proliferation of law schools with students paying high fees. Corporatization has also engendered a culture of relentless competition between universities, which manifests itself in league tables and rankings. The pursuit of prestige has compelled law schools to prioritize research over teaching, which poses a dilemma for what is taught and how it is taught. The contradictions of the corporatization thesis are graphically illustrated by the experiences of Australia, which might be described as the canary in the mine shaft. While corporatization plays out differently in decentralized regimes with a substantial private sector, such as the United States, its impact on the legal academy has been similarly profound. The dilemmas posed by corporatization for the legal academy require considered scholarly attention.

Centre: PEARL
Research theme: Legal Education

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